WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed September 5, 2012
Owensboro Medical Health System Will Keep Part of Current Building Intact, Demolish Other Part
Owensboro Medical Health System plans to raze part of its existing facilities as it prepares to open a new hospital next year. OMHS will continue to use four of its existing buildings, including the Mitchell Cancer Center, the Breckenridge medical office building, the emergency department building, and a parking garage.
“The parts of the hospital that were built between 1938 and 1992 will be torn down, and that area will be finished as green space for further development," said OMHS spokesman Gordon Wilkerson.
Wilkerson says the demolition will not affect employment at OMHS. Most of the system’s workers will relocate to the new 447-bed hospital scheduled to open next June.
The demolition of parts of the current medical campus on Parrish Avenue is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2014.